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$2.5 Billion

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Mort Zuckerman Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Mortimer Benjamin “Mort” Zuckerman was born on the 4th June 1937, in Montreal, Quebec Canada, and is a businessman and media proprietor best known to the world as the co-founder and executive chairman of the real estate investment trust Boston Properties. Also, he is the owner of the newspapers New York Daily News, and USNews & World Report.

Have you ever wondered how rich Mortimer Zuckerman is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Zuckerman’s net worth is as high as $2.5 billion, earned through his successful career as a businessman, which began in 1962. .

Mortimer Zuckerman Net Worth $2.5 Billion

Mortimer is of Jewish ancestry; his grandfather was an orthodox rabbi. His father, Abraham, and mother, Esther, owned a tobacco and candy store. At the age of 16, Mortimer enrolled at McGill University, from which he earned a BA degree in 1957, and four years later, received his BCL degree. After that, he enrolled at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, from which he obtained an MBA degree. He continued at Harvard Law School, gaining an LLM degree in 1962, after which Mortimer stayed at Harvard working as an associate professor for almost a decade, while also holding a professor’s position at Yale University.

He then decided to leave teaching, and joined Cabot, Cabot & Forbes real estate firm, working there for the next seven years, and reaching the position of senior vice president, while also working as chief financial officer.

However, his ambitions outgrew the firm, and in 1970 he started his own company, Boston Properties, with the help of Edward H. Linde. The company grew quickly, and according to sources, yearly revenue of the firm now amounts to $2.5 billion.

After the success of his real estate firm, Mortimer ventured into other business areas, and bought The Atlantic Monthly magazine in 1980. He was chairman of the magazine until 1999, when he sold it to David G. Bradley for $12 million, which only increased his net worth. He also owned the Fast Company, which he sold in 2000 for $365 million, further increasing his wealth.

To speak of his other accomplishments, back in 1983 he bought US News & World Report, while in 1993 he expanded his influence as he bought another media giant, the New York Daily News. He used his media presence to have an influence on politics, publishing numerous articles, while he also made donations to several campaigns, mostly to democratic candidates.

Regarding his personal life, Mortimer became a US citizen in 1877. He is married to Sonja Zuckerman, and was previously married to Marla Prather from 1996 until 2001. He has two daughters; however, it isn’t discovered whether children are result of his marriages or extra-marital relationships.

Mortimer is also a well-known philanthropist; he donated $200 million for opening the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia.

Mortimer holds several honorary degrees, including from Colby College, and received the Commandeur De L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the government of France, among other prestigious honors.

Furthermore, thanks to his successful career, Mortimer sits on the board of numerous organizations, such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Aspen Institute, New York University, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and is a president of the board of trustees of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home of the Brave2006Wounded Soldier
At First Sight1999Homeless Man (as Mortimer B. Zuckerman)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shooting an Elephant2015Short executive producer completed

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Another Way of Living: The Story of Reston, VA2015DocumentaryHimself
Lou Dobbs Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself - Editor-in-Chief, U.S. News & World Report
The McLaughlin Group2007-2015TV SeriesHimself
Cavuto on Business2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Editor-in-Chief, U.S. News & World Report / Himself
The Colbert Report2006-2014TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1994-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest Host
Geraldo at Large2011-2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Panelist / Himself
This Week2012TV SeriesHimself - Powerhouse Roundtable Panelist
Real Time with Bill Maher2006-2012TV SeriesHimself
Primary Issues2011TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Fox News Sunday2011TV SeriesHimself
Beyond the Boardroom2005TV SeriesHimself
Scarborough Country2005TV SeriesHimself
The 11th Annual Living Landmarks Gala2004TV MovieHimself
Funny1988DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cartel2009DocumentaryHimself

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#Fact
1Entered McGill University at the age of 16. Graduated from McGill with a B.A. in 1957 and an BCL in 1961, although he never took the bar exam. That same year, he entered the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned an M.B.A. degree with a distinction of honor. He also received an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School in 1962.
2Naturalized U.S. citizen.
3Chairman, CEO and co-founder of real estate company Boston Properties.
4Publisher/editor-in-chief of U.S. News and World Report.
5Publisher/chairman of the New York Daily News.


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